In relation to COVID-19, due to the continually changing environment on the mainland, Premier Peter Gutwein advised that Tasmanian borders continue to have restrictions in place until 1 December 2020.

However, we have recently seen a relaxation of some internal restrictions which is certainly welcome. As of Friday 28 August, pubs and clubs welcomed patrons back for darts and eight-ball under certain rules.  

The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government continues to provide assistance and support to Tasmanians as we nagivate our way through this situation, more here.  Further, the Government is providing one-off grants of $1000 for embedded network customers that get their utilities provided directly from a landlord or building owner like shops in a shopping centre, tenants in managed office accommodation or leaseholders at a business estate.  More here.

Finally, I encourage all Tasmanians, where they can, to get out and explore our magnificent State and support our local business and tourism operators.

Through the Roadmap to Recovery, following Our Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania and with your continued support, let's safely build a stronger Tasmania.

Premier Peter Gutwein on Facebook

Tasmanian Government coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au 

Australian Government coronavirus website www.australia.gov.au  

Australian Government Department of Health website and Facebook

Tasmanian Government Department of Health website and Facebook  

The Australian Government has also developed an app for mobile phones.  The app is available through Apple (iOS) and Android.

WhatsApp information chat service.  You will need to download the app to your phone or your computer.

Aurora and TasWater have also implemented assistance schemes and information is available on their websites


Guy Barnett


Change for a brighter future.